Ways of saying “very good”

Hello, everyone!

Are you tired of always saying that something is “good” or “very good”? Don’t you wish that there was another way of emphasising how good something is? Well, if that is your dilemma, then you have come to the right place!

Using new vocabulary in English can help boost your knowledge and confidence and help you speak English fluently.

Take a look at 5 of the many different ways of saying that something is very good:

great       awesome       fantastic       excellent       superb

All five of the above adjectives are strong adjectives (extreme adjectives) so you don’t put “very” in front of them; instead put adverbs  like “absolutely” and “really” in front of them.


This adjective can be used to describe both people and things.


  • My parents finally got me a new skateboard for my birthday.
    That’s great! When shall we try it out?
  • He is a great artist. I wish I could paint like him!


The word “awesome” meaning to inspire or display awe has been in the English vocabulary for a long time. Nowadays, however, it is more commonly used as a slang word to describe something excellent or outstanding. It is commonly used in American English but less so in British English in this context.


  • Wow, that was a totally awesome movie! I can’t wait for the the sequel!


The word “fantastic” is informal.

  • I think Johnny Depp is an absolutely fantastic actor.
  • Her first film was good but the second one was fantastic!


We often say someone is very well or something is of high quality or really good using the word “excellent”. It can be used as a response to someone asking “How are you?” to show you are pleased about something or feeling great.


  • How are you today, Tom?
  • Excellent! I went for a run this morning and I feel great.
  • Your exam results are absolutely excellent. Let’s celebrate!


As you can see, the word “superb” starts with the word super, and this will make it much easier for you to remember 😉 It describes something as being brilliant or extremely good.


  • He is a superb football player.
  • Adele’s new CD is superb.

Now you have 5 great, awesome, fantastic, excellent and superb ways to avoid always saying “very good”!

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  1. Thanks Brandon,

    I’ve never heard about superb. I usually use with my wife great, nice, fine and awesome.
    By the way, can you really feel excellent? I know that people say “I’m feeling good” instead or “I’m feeling well” very often.
    Actually adjetives and adverbs are interchangeabled many times.

    • Hello Isidro! Thank you for your comment.
      The adjective “superb” is more formal than “awesome”. You will often hear it used to describe books, films, actors’ performances in films, etc. The word “good” to refer to health is more common in American English and “well” in British English. You can say “I feel great” or “I feel excellent” when you want to emphasize how good you feel. Hope it helps! 🙂

    • Isidro
      Your right.we are behind of time.

  2. Thanks Brandon
    These 5 word , I read and learnt very good thank you very much
    I think I will learn good things from you

  3. It´s great to read your suggestions how to used this words. I´m absolutely thanked!!!

  4. Hi,
    Thank you for the excellent post! It is really helpful to flourish your English.

    I have a question. I remember that I heard a word “marvellous”. So coudl you please explain in what situations it is better to us the word?

    • George Talbot


      Thank you very much for your question. Marvellous is an adjective which means that something is very good, amazing or great.

      Here are a few examples:

      – It’s a marvellous day to go to the beach.
      – The show last night was absolutely marvellous.
      – The Cirque du Soleil performers are marvellous at what they do.

      I hope that this has been helpful for you 🙂

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